Enjoy Grammy winner & two-time Emmy nominee Dom Flemons.
Throughout the day, the park will be filled with music and presentations that reflect the legacy and influence of Joel Sweeney and the banjo in American music. In addition, at NOON, we will dedicate a new Virginia historical marker which recognizes the unknown African American musicians who taught the traditional African banjo to Joel Sweeney, the white musician who introduced the instrument to the world stage. Sweeney's Family cabin is in the park and will be open for a rare tour. There will be music all day, and beginning at 3 p.m. the "Sweeney Players," a group of musicians from the North Carolina School of Traditional Music will open for Dom Flemons. Don't miss the opportunity to hear some of the finest banjo players in the world and find out why the park may truly be the birthplace of American popular music.
- Occurred Saturday, September 7th, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm